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Hand Spindles: A History Video Download

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Hand Spindles: A History with Judith MacKenzie
Video Download | 56 minutes
Master spinner Judith MacKenzie opens her chamber of wonders to show her prized collection of antique spindle whorls. In exploring these ancient (and some not so ancient) treasures, she explores the history of yarn making from early days to the present. From spinning a plied yarn with a quick roll up the thigh to creating an exquisite center-pull ball with a Turkish spindle, Judith demonstrates how this simple tool has shaped human history.

You will love this video if:

  • You want to better understand the physics of spindles
  • You are interested in spinning history
  • You are curious about spinning traditions around the world

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Author/Designer: Judith Mackenzie